Summer Speaker Series – The Ecology Center – Summer 2013

The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano presents its 5th Annual Summer Speakers Series. This year, three award-winning speakers are invited to advance the dialogue on today’s most persistent environmental issues. The topic of the series this year is on Basic Needs, with lectures and talks focusing on issues in food, water, and shelter. The talks are a series of cohesive lectures coming from three disciplines: youth activism, ecological design, and sustainable architecture. Join The Ecology Center in welcoming their speakers, Erin Schrode, Fritz Haeg, and Cameron Sinclair this summer. For registration, please visit:  http://www.theecologycenter.org/resources/basic-needs When: June 28, July 12, August 16, 6:30 – 9 PM Where: The Ecology Center 32701 Alipaz St. San Juan Capistrano, 92675 Cost: $10 for members, $20 for...

OCSC Announces Fall Leadership Dialogue “Sustainability’s Business Proposition: Making Money by Doing Good”

The Orange County Sustainability Collaborative (OCSC) has finalized the schedule for its Fall Leadership Dialogue Event, “Sustainability’s Business Proposition:  Making Money by Doing Good.”  The panel discussion and facilitated discussion afterward will be held October 19, 2012, in the Multi-Purpose Building at Sweet Shade Neighborhood Park, 15 Sweet Shade, Irvine, CA 92696, from 2 to 5 pm.   Check in will start at 1:30 pm. The event will explore sustainability’s business proposition in depth and provide attendees opportunities to consider practical applications of sustainability principles and practices within their organizations.   It is intended for sustainability leaders from industry, academia, public agencies and non-governmental organizations and others interested in promoting more sustainable business practices.  For more detail on information planned to appeal to each of these groups, please visit the event webpage at www.ocsustainability.org/events. The presentation portion will explore the five elements of corporate environmental sustainability and their interrelationships: Systematic program management Regulatory and industry-standards compliance Cost-and-risk-reducing efficiencies throughout the entire lifecycles of value systems Revenue-stream enhancement through green-attribute products and services, and Competitive advantages through greenwash-free corporate transparency. Panelists will include: Mr. William Borges, panel discussion moderator, Interim Chairman of the Board at the Orange County Sustainability Collaborative and Former Principal  Environmental Scientist at Midwest Research Institute Ms. Constanze Duke, Manager of Environment, Health, Safety + Sustainability at Bausch + Lomb and Director of the Orange County Group at the International  Society of Sustainability Professionals Mrs. Teresa Nersesyan, Board Member at the Orange County Sustainability Collaborative , Principal at Tradeface Consulting LLC, and former Vice President of Global Logistics and Trade Compliance at Pacific Sunwear, Ms. Lauren Gropper, Founder and...